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English Competitions

By Maggie McGarry | Posted: Monday June 19, 2017

Looking to challenge yourself in Englishbeyond the classroom? All English Department competitions are listed below and will be updated throughout the year.

OTAGO ACCESS RADIO: CALLING YOUNG POETS!

FOR: 14-18 year olds who write and are keen to perform their poetry

DESCRIPTION: Opportunity offered to at least two budding poets from Kavanagh.

COST: None

DETAILS: http://oar.org.nz/profile-of-20-young-poets-project/. Go here to listen to performances.

AWARD: Public recognition and personal satisfaction.

ENTER BY: Form is on http://oar.org.nz/yzpoets


ICAS WRITING:

FOR: Year 7-13

DESCRIPTION: A half hour writing task in exam conditions, marked against 40 criteria.

COST: $20.50

DETAILS: info@eaa.unsw.edu.au

AWARD: Certificate and letter

ENTER BY: 12 May 2017

HELD: Tuesday 13 June 2017.


ICAS ENGLISH:

FOR: Year 7-13

DESCRIPTION: A one hour multi-choice test of reading skills

COST:

DETAILS: DETAILS: info@eaa.unsw.edu.au

AWARD: Certificate and letter

ENTER BY: 1 June 2017

HELD: 1 August 2017


CHOCOLATE BARD POETRY COMPETITION

FOR: 11-17 year olds

DESCRIPTION: Write a poem about the love of chocolate

COST: None

DETAILS: Poem can be 500 words or less. First place winner, and two highly commended winners

AWARD: Chocolate! And publication in the Otago Daily Times, plus on display. Alos a People’s CHoice Award, by public vote. Entry form: www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/chocolatebard

ENTER BY: 28 June 2017

HELD: Display of winners in the Dunedin Cadbury’s Chocolate Carnival 15-20 July


LIBERATE YOUR WORDS: NATIONAL SCHOOLS POETRY AWARD

FOR: Year 12-13

DESCRIPTION: Write poem(s); see examples and a poetry writing resources kit a the address below.

COST: None

DETAILS: www.schoolspoetryaward.co.nz

AWARD: Winner announced in National Poetry Day, 25 August 2017

ENTER BY: 3 July 2017.


WRITE NOW POETRY COMPETITION

FOR: Year 9-13

DESCRIPTION: Poem, any topic

COST: None

DETAILS: http://writenow.nz/

AWARD: Yr 9-10 prizes, Yr 11-13 prizes, publication.

ENTER BY: 28 July 2017

RE-DRAFT 2017

FOR: 13-19 year olds.

DESCRIPTION: Annual writing competition for teenagers, sponsored by the School for Young Writers. Submit: Poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, short playscripts, creative non-fiction, cartoons or graphic fiction.

COST: None

DETAILS: See last year’s edition, ‘The Dog Upstairs’, in the College LIbrary.

AWARD: Publication. See last year’s edition, ‘The Dog Upstairs’, in the College Library.

ENTER BY: Anytime 1 April to 1 September 2017.